Minor in Urban Studies and Planning

Urban Studies and Planning Minor — 20–23 units

The minor consists of a two core course and three elective courses in urban planning and policy.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Core Courses (7 units)

USP 400/HIST 489Dynamics of the American City3
or USP 401GW Seminar in Urban Studies and Planning - GWAR
or USP 402 Introduction to Planning History and Theory
USP/PLSI 492Research Methods4

Electives (13-16 units)

GEOG 435Geography of Global Transportation4
USP 400/HIST 489Dynamics of the American City (if not selected to meet the core requirement)3
USP 402Introduction to Planning History and Theory3
USP/GEOG 433Urban Transportation4
USP/S W 456Urban Community Organizing and Citizen Action3
USP 470/SOC 480City in a Global Society4
USP/PLSI 480Introduction to Urban Policy and Analysis4
USP 485/PLSI 475San Francisco Political Issues4
USP 513/GEOG 668/PLSI 513Politics, Law, and the Urban Environment4
USP 514Sustainable Development in Cities4
USP 515/GEOG 667Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Environment4
USP 530Alternative Urban Futures3
USP/ECON 535Urban Economics3
USP/ANTH 555Urban Anthropology3
USP/PLSI 560Urban Poverty and Policy4
USP 565Social Policy and Family Systems4
USP/LABR/PLSI 570Urban Health Policy3
USP/PLSI 580Housing Policy and Planning3
USP/GEOG 652Environmental Impact Analysis4
USP/GEOG 658Land-Use Planning4
USP/S W/PLSI 660The Roles of Nonprofit Organizations in Urban Life3
USP 685Projects in the Teaching of Urban Studies1-4
USP 686Field Work in Urban Studies1-4
USP 699Independent Study1-4
Approved substitute(s) with consent of advisor3-4